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Bronchiectasis is a pathological condition in the respiratory system, where the airways in the lungs stretch and enlarge. This can either be congenital or acquired. Acquired condition usually occurs following damage to the airways mostly due to health conditions like Cystic fibrosis, Pneumonia and Tuberculosis. Other minor causes include whooping cough and AIDS. The pathological process behind the disease includes the inability of removing the accumulated mucus (sputum) in the damaged airways, causing their enlargement, giving rise to swelling and infections. Symptoms may vary from person to person, but the common ones include, a productive cough (a cough with sputum), shortness of breath, sudden onset chest pain, stabbing in nature, radiating to shoulders or belly, aggravated on breathing in. Patients will also show a special sign called 'clubbing' where the ends of fingers and toes are swollen and nails bulged out. The nails which are curved and shiny are wrapped around fingers and toes with a raised appearance.
HOW IS BRONCHIECTASIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will listen to the lungs to check for any abnormal sounds or evidence of airway blockage. The following tests are conducted to support the diagnosis:
2. Sputum test
3.chest X Ray
4. Pulmonary function test
5. Purified protein derivative skin test to check for tuberculosis
HOW IS BRONCHIECTASIS TREATED?
While this condition has no cure, a pulmonology specialist can prescribe antibiotics that will eliminate the onset of infections, as well as other medication that can make the mucus thin. Oxygen therapy is also recommended for such patients.
DID YOU KNOW?
Early treatment of a lung infection is essential to prevent bronhiectasis. Vaccinations in childhood against flu,
pertussis and measles, can help prevent the condition in adulthood.